Watching question time on the BBC is always a sickbag situation, shouting or grumbling to the TV – presenter – audience members (who all too often seem to steer the debate into a conservative friendly position on real issues).
It seems to be a rarity that we get poeple speaking up for good causes – or able to handle the conservative pushback against them.
So hard it is to think that the Conservatives (hated tories) have been in power for over 10 years! and overseen a horrific systematic defunding and destruction of public services in crucial areas.
Last night I caught a 10 minute glimpse of the newer UK Green leader speaking on the show in question (I could only stomach 10 min).
I witnessed Carla Denyer do quite well trying to put forward a balanced debate – while under pressure from all sides ..
Just after speaking the BBC host (who seems to be a bit conservative) managed to steer directly towards a number of critical audience members – who were not critical of our highly disfunctional government of 10+ years … just critics of the protestors (which backs up government policy – strange coinsidence!)
While another person commented online:
When I criticise the Labour Party, I invariably get people telling me to vote Green. I might vote Green in my local election, because there is no socialist candidate, and the Green Party candidate is opposed to LBA expansion.
But at a national level, I think the Green Party is ridiculously conservative. There is no suggestion of a radical alternative to the capitalist systems that depend on infinite growth and the systematic exploitation of natural resources and people.
Even when asked if they support the tactics of Just Stop Oil or (the now defanged) XR they won’t just say YES. Instead they hedge around, saying we don’t agree with every tactic, etc. etc.
So weak and so far short of what’s needed if you believe in the climate science. Radical injustices and challenges require radical responses. The mainstream won’t agree, but eventually the ground will be shifted. The point of single issue parties is to fight radically for those issues.
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My thinking …
I totally agree with this opinion.. as already mentioned, i watched bits of question time where the green leader struggled to express things.
But then also we have to consider the pub opinion.. the tabloid opinion.. the tabloids actively de-educate people pushing them down to primal selfishness and short sightedness.. our tv news stations seem to echo this tabloid mentality.
In this way i am really struggling to see intellectual positives in this country at all.. just talking points for divisive culture wars – which should be (with any common sense) a general humanitarian consensus for human long term survival (let’s not burn the planet) ..
Is that too much to ask ?
Just dont get me started on the deranged bipolar politics of the Labour Party concerning this issue .. I will only say Keir is the biggest flip flop .. the biggest policy let down .. thus UK politics is doomed!
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